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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

No Love for The Predator

Really? I know that the Pro Bowl is a joke, the fans are notoriously bad voters, and that no one really watches the game, but really? No love for the man with the 3rd most sacks at 15.5, which is more than the league leader (Jared Allen) had last year? Really?

Ah well, that just means that I might feel some sympathy for Tarvaris Jackson or Gus Frerotte as Abraham takes out his frustration on the Vikings QB de jour. Might...

Speaking of sacks, they are WAY up this year. In 2007 the league leader had 15.5 sacks, in 2006 it was 17.0, and in 2005 it was 16.0. This year, with two weeks left the leaderboard reads 19.0, 17.5, 15.5, 15.0, and 14.5. That's some major sackage (that's what she said). I blame it on the prevalence of the shotgun spread and the fact that teams are passing more and more. By spreading out the field with receivers, teams are also leaving fewer people back to protect the QB. Additionally more passing downs means more opportunities to sack and plunder the QB's backfield (you thought I was going to say backside, didn't you?).

But in summary, screw you pro bowl voters!

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